Dr. Abba Umar Zakari (Hon. Commissioner)
Dr. Abba Umar Zakari is a holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and a Masters Degree in Infections and Health in the Tropics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom in 1996 after his MBBS Degree in 1990 from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Aged 49, Dr. Abba Umar Zakari who was born in Kafin Hausa town is now in charge of the Health Ministry but was until his new position, the National Programme Manager for DFID funded programme on Maternal and Child Health in Northern Nigeria.
The new Commissioner also held positions of Government House Physician and personal Physician to five successive Governors of Jigawa state, the Executive Secretary of the state Primary Health Care Board, (PHC), National Advisor Obstetric Fistula, United Nations Funds for Population Activities, (UNFPA), Head of United Kingdom DFID in Northern Nigeria, Country Director EU funded Immunization programme, Health Programme Manager EC in Nigeria, Chief of Party (Country Director) USAID funded Malaria control project in Nigeria and was at a time the state Health Commissioner.
Dr. Salisu Mu’azu (Permanent Secretary)
DR. SALISU MU’AZU.
Alhaji Ibrahim Dabo Roni (Director Administration and Finance)
The State Ministry of Health is responsible for advising government on policy formulation, regulation and implementation of health and health related issues in the State. The ministry maintained its oversight functions, which include policy formulation and regulation, resource mobilization, human resource development, social protection of the disadvantaged and external relations. It supervises the delivery of secondary and tertiary health care services. The Honourable Commissioner for Health heads the ministry supported by Permanent Secretary, and a team of Directors responsible for major departments (Administration & Finance, Planning Research & Statistics, Hospital Services, Pharmaceutical Services, Medical Services, Nursing Services and Public Health Services). In addition, the Ministry provides oversight to State Primary Health Care Development Agency, College of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Technology, Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Jigawa Medicare Supply Organization (JIMSO) and Private Health Institutions.
The mission of the Health Sector is to promote the health status of the people of Jigawa State through improved, integrated health care services, on the basis of Primary Health Care. To ensure good resource mobilization and practices with increased public–private partnership (PPP) and effective community participation and ownership, so as to ensure that basic health services are made available, accessible, affordable and acceptable to the people of Jigawa State.
VISION:- To have a healthy and productive population in the State.
The health policy thrust in line with the National health policy focuses on Primary health care delivery system with the primary objective of improving the health status of the population in a sustainable manner. This entails continuous improvement in all key health indicators in the state through improved accessibility to affordable and qualitative healthcare services; reduction in health and disease burden among the people; and other targeted intervention programmes specifically aimed at the attainment of the health-related SDGs.
PURPOSE OF THE HEALTH SECTOR:-
The main purpose of the State Ministry of Health is to ensure a healthy and productive population in the State through the provision of improved, accessible, affordable and qualitative healthcare services to the teaming population of the state, reduce health and disease burden among the people; and delivery targeted intervention programmes specifically aimed at the attainment of the health-related SDGs.
The policy objectives is to ensure provision of qualitative, affordable, accessible and sustainable health Services to the population and promote ownership through community participation and education , Good Governance , effective and efficient Service Delivery, Health Financing, provision of adequate infrastructure and Human Resource for Health , Health Management Information System and Operational Research.